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Joseph Bebon
Joseph Bebon
Joseph Bebon is editor of Solar Industry magazine. In addition, he contributes to sister publications North American Windpower magazine, Unmanned Aerial Online, and NGT News, an alternative fuel vehicle news site, and was previously editor of the latter. Joseph is also the former editor of smart grid publication Renew Grid. He graduated from Southern Connecticut State University with a bachelor's degree in English and started his career at Zackin Publications, publisher of Solar Industry, as an editorial assistant in 2010.
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SunEdison To Supply 2.7 MW Of Solar To SCE

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 23, 2016

Renewable energy company SunEdison Inc. has signed two 20-year power purchase agreements (PPAs) with utility company Southern California Edison (SCE) totaling 2.7 MW of solar. SCE is exploring how clean energy resources like wind and solar could defer or eliminate [Read More]

Trina Solar Acquires Cell Factory In The Netherlands

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 23, 2016

China-based Trina Solar Ltd. says its wholly owned subsidiary has completed the acquisition of Solland Solar, a company with approximately 200 MW of solar cell manufacturing capacity located in Heerlen, Netherlands. Trina Solar Netherlands now owns all of Solland Solar’s [Read More]

Another Record-Breaking Year For U.S. Solar

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 22, 2016

How did your state rank for solar in 2015? A new report tallies the numbers for each U.S. market and highlights last year’s continued progress.

Washington Reps Approve Solar Incentive Bill

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 22, 2016

In a 77-20 vote, the Washington House of Representatives passed a bill to reauthorize the state’s solar production tax credit program, which is currently poised to sunset. The legislation, H.B.2346, now goes to the state Senate for consideration. According to [Read More]

SunPower Claims New Solar Module Efficiency Record

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 22, 2016

California-based SunPower says that its latest X-Series solar panel, the X22, reached a record 22.8% efficiency, as recently verified by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. “Solar technology differs widely from brand to brand, so it’s important for consumers to consider [Read More]

Ithaca College, NYSERDA Announce State-Funded Solar Project

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 22, 2016

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and Ithaca College have announced that construction is under way on a 2.9 MW solar project. The state-funded project will provide enough electricity to meet approximately 10% of the college’s [Read More]

FPL Completes 2.1 MW Solar Project At Daytona International Speedway

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 22, 2016

Florida Power & Light Co. (FPL) and Daytona International Speedway (DIS) have completed the FPL Solar Circuit, a system of more than 7,000 solar panels that generate electricity for the Daytona Beach, Fla.-based speedway’s operations and FPL’s customers. The FPL [Read More]

For Sale: 10 U.S. Solar Projects Totaling 250 MW

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 22, 2016

Innovative Solar Systems LLC is seeking to sell a portfolio of “shovel ready” solar farm projects totaling 250 MW. The developer says these projects range in size from 5 MW all the way up to 50 MW and are located [Read More]

JinkoSolar And GreenSky Partner On U.S. Residential Loans

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 22, 2016

JinkoSolar and GreenSky, a Georgia-based financial technology company, have teamed up to begin offering residential solar financing throughout the U.S. JinkoSolar says installers that purchase its solar PV modules can now register to use GreenSky’s competitive loan program and its [Read More]

Phoenix Solar To Build 65 MW Nevada Project For Invenergy

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 22, 2016

Phoenix Solar Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of Germany-based Phoenix Solar AG, has won a contract to design and build a 65 MW solar photovoltaic project for Invenergy Solar Development LLC. Located in Mineral County, Nev., the Luning Solar Energy Project [Read More]